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bio website cdmckay.org/blog
location Santiago, Chile
age 32
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seen Apr 22 at 3:38

Jan
13
comment “Round corners” filter disabled in GIMP
Why would it matter if there is an alpha channel?
Jul
20
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
Ok, so I set my modem to bridged mode and hooked up my old router. The data corruption is still happening, although it (subjectively) seems less frequent.
Jul
17
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
@Spiff: I've updated the question and hopefully removed any of the X-Y-ness.
Jul
17
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
Also, previously I had a separate modem and router... what do you think is more likely: an issue with the line, or an issue with the new modem?
Jul
17
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
I'm using this modem+router combo: motorola.com/us/consumers/…. If I turn off NAT, will all my machines still be able to access the 'net? Also, do you think I'd have better luck if I got an external router and put the modem on bridge mode?
Jul
17
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
@Josh: I'm looking at the files that downloaded incorrectly and they're the wrong size, so it's possible they aborted. You think Chrome would say something instead of copying the .part file to the proper filename.
Jul
17
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
I think the problem is my connection badness fluctuates... it's fine for like 5 minutes than has 30 seconds of crapness, then fine for 10 minutes, then 30 seconds, etc. I'll try using an alternative DNS to see if that helps, and see if I can increase the timeouts.
Jul
17
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
@FrankThomas: But I don't have any system instability. The only time I have any issues are when I download stuff. Also, it happens on my smartphone too when I update my apps... some of the packages download corrupted and have to be re-downloaded.
Jul
16
comment Data corruption after upgrading broadband speed and modem/router
To the downvoter: could you explain? Is this the wrong place to ask this question?
Jul
15
comment How to select Chrome URL address bar by using shortcuts?
Command-L on Mac
Feb
26
comment How to bind old user's SID to new user to remain NTFS file ownership and permissions after freshly reinstall of Windows?
I think that needs to be C:\\ according to the SetACL docs.